Seventeen year old Paddy O’Flaherty, from Ashton near Preston, has joined Porsche Centre Preston as the Centre’s first Apprentice Technician.
In addition to on the job training alongside Porsche trained-Technicians, Paddy will visit the Porsche vocational training centre in Shrewsbury for two weeks in every six. The course will take three years to complete in total; culminating in an ‘Automotive Retail Standard - Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician’ qualification.
Paddy said: “This is a great opportunity for me. Like everyone else in Preston, I watched the Centre being built last year. It was exciting to see it take shape. Back then, I had no idea that this might be where I’d start work.
“I hope that one day my course will help me achieve a full-time role as a technician. I’ve already learned a lot. And every day I’m working with some of the most exciting cars on the planet.”
Away from work, Paddy is learning to drive; he’s a big Top Gear fan and plays football for Cadley FC.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
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